Nicole McGrath is a graduate student in the Community and Regional Planning (CRP) program and a Graduate School Mentor Fellow. 

Prior to attending UT Austin, Nicole spent 3 years working as an Air Transportation Specialist based in McMurdo Station, Antarctica, coordinating the movement of cargo between the station and remote polar field camps. In between deployments, she worked for her hometown's planning department in South Florida. Nicole is currently part of UT's Urban Information Lab and her research interests focus on making public transit more equitable and accessible. When she's not working, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and watching Game of Thrones with her husband and 2 cats. 



  • M.S. in Community and Regional Planning Candidate (2019), University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A. in Political Science and English (2010), University of Florida
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